Teacher & Parent Aids

Online Resources

The “Energizers” will be available on the following web sites free in PDF format for easy download:

NC Healthy Schools: www.nchealthyschools.org

Be Active North Carolina, Inc:
NC Physical Education for Me: www.ncpe4me.com

NC Health and Wellness Trust Fund: www.fitkidsnc.com

ECU Activity Promotion Lab: www.ecu.edu/cs-hhp/exss/apl.cfm

The eight activities in classroom are modifications of Brain Breaks that are available on the Michigan Department of Education’s web site: http://www.emc.cmich.edu/BrainBreaks/default.htm

One of the programs used to counter each and every obstacle here listed is the Peaceful Playgrounds program. The program includes blueprints of playgrounds that emphasize physical activity. The website includes information on grants to acquire this programs for indoor and outdoor play.

National Wildlife Federation provides an activity finder with many suggestions such as those presented here. Activities are for children aged 5 and up and can be used by both, teachers and parents to foster outdoor play and curiosity for nature. Games and activities are for children aged 5 and up.
http://www.nwf.org/Activity-Finder/Search.aspx

Additional References

Strategies to improve the Quality of Physical Education, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. Division of Adolescent and School Health. July 2010.
www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth

Anthony D. Pellegrini. The Recess Debate, A Disjuncture between Educational Policy and Scientific Research. American Journal of Play. 2008
Peter Gray. The Decline of Play and the rise of Psychopathology in Children and Adolescents. American Journal of Play. 2011

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